Cucumber and Garlic Sautéed Beans

Cucumber and Garlic Sautéed Beans
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What Started it all:
Cucumber, Garlic, beans, frying pan

This delightful vegetarian dish is a perfect blend of fresh ingredients and comforting flavors. The crispness of the cucumber pairs wonderfully with the aromatic garlic and tender beans. It’s quick to prepare, making it an ideal option for a wholesome weeknight meal.


  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 400g green beans
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon zest (optional, for garnish)


  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Peel the cucumbers and cut them into thin slices. Peel and finely chop the garlic cloves. Trim the ends of the green beans and cut them in half if they are long.
  2. Blanch the Beans: Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and blanch for about 3-4 minutes until they are tender but still crisp. Drain and immediately plunge them into ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain again and set aside.
  3. Sauté the Garlic: Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the chopped garlic and sauté for about 1-2 minutes until it becomes fragrant and starts to turn golden. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  4. Combine and Cook: Add the cucumber slices to the frying pan and sauté for about 3-4 minutes until they start to soften. Add the blanched green beans and continue to sauté for another 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Season and Serve: Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. If using, sprinkle lemon zest over the top for a fresh burst of flavor. Serve immediately, either as a main dish or a side.

This Cucumber and Garlic Sautéed Beans dish is a versatile addition to your vegetarian repertoire. The simplicity of the ingredients allows the fresh flavors to shine, making it a comforting yet vibrant meal for any day of the week. Enjoy!

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